Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.
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BOGOTA, Dec 14 Colombia's central bank is likely to hold the benchmark interest rate steady at its meeting on Thursday to wait for the final inflation data of the year and after a decision by Standard & Poor's to lower the nation's long-term foreign currency rating.
BOGOTA Disappointing third-quarter growth figures, falling inflation and recent comments by central bank board members could mean a cut in Colombia's benchmark interest rate at a meeting on Friday, according to a Reuters survey of analysts.
VILLAVICENCIO, Colombia Pope Francis urged Colombians skeptical of a peace deal with guerrillas to be open to reconciliation with those who have repented, speaking hours after a top rebel leader asked the pontiff for forgiveness.
VILLAVICENCIO/BOGOTA, Colombia Thousands of victims of Colombia's five-decade war will seek blessings, guidance and a path to forgiveness from Pope Francis on Friday, during his visit to a region that for years has been known as an epicenter of violence.
VILLAVICENCIO Blanca Real traveled 17 hours by canoe and bus from Colombia's eastern plains to listen to a message of peace by Pope Francis, in the hope he can heal her pain decades after she and her family survived a massacre.
VILLAVICENCIO Blanca Real travelled 17 hours by canoe and bus from Colombia's eastern plains to listen to a message of peace by Pope Francis, in the hope he can heal her pain decades after she and her family survived a massacre.
BOGOTA Colombia's disarmed FARC rebels have their eye on forming a political coalition for the 2018 elections, ex-rebel leaders said on Friday, as the group marked its transition to a political party with a concert in Bogota's central square.
BOGOTA Colombia's leftist FARC rebel group is introducing its political party at a conference that began on Sunday, a major step in its transition into a civilian organization after more than 50 years of war and its first chance to announce policy to skeptical voters.
BOGOTA Colombia's leftist FARC rebel group will debut its political party at a conference beginning on Sunday, a key step in its transition into a civilian organization after more than 50 years of war and its first chance to announce policy to skeptical voters.
BOGOTA Colombia's central bank may have scope for further cuts in the key interest rate after a surprise slowdown in inflation that will lead it to close the year within target amid expectations of weak economic growth, a central bank policymaker said.